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Welcome to the ClothingPatterns101 PatternMaking Store.

We offer tutorials and e-books on the subject of pattern design and making your own sewing patterns. The tutorials are designed for the home seamstress who wants to take her wardrobe to the next level.

This page also has a link to the tools you'll need to draft your patterns (the tools themselves are available through Amazon or at your local sewing center).

We'll be adding tutorials as they become available.  Check back often


In-Depth Tutorials

Click the book covers for more information on each tutorial.

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A Beginner's Guide to Drafting a Dress Block

Draft your basic dress block using your own measurements, reflecting  your size and shape, giving you a better foundation for designing your patterns.

 $ 24.97      USD   for download

$ 29.97      USD   for DVD


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A Beginner's Guide to Skirts, Blouses and Dresses p

Design dozens of skirts, blouses and dresses using your dress block.

 $ 24.97      USD   for download

$ 29.97      USD   for DVD


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A Beginner's Guide to Designing Sleeves and Cuffs

Even the most simple top or dress can be amazing with the right sleeve!

 $ 24.97      USD   for download

$ 29.97      USD   for DVD


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A Beginner's Guide to Necklines and Collars

Your neckline or collar is often the focal point of your garment. Make your neck treatment memorable!

 $ 24.97      USD   for download

$ 29.97      USD   for DVD


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A Beginner's Guide to Designing with Darts

Transform your drilling, basic block by re-designing your darts. Add pleats, gathers or shaped seams to add style to your clothes - without sacrificing fit!

 $ 24.97      USD   for download

$ 29.97      USD   for DVD


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A Beginner's Guide to Drafting a Pant Block

Draft your pant block using your own measurements. Make pants that really fit your size and shape!

 $ 19.97      USD   for download

   $ 24.97       USD for DVD     



Sales tax will be applied to all purchases from the State of Wisconsin, USA.

Sketch Books

Fashion Design Sketch Book


Design like a pro by sketching, sketching, sketching! 

This book (available only on AMAZON, not through the "store") has more than 100 full size (8 1/2" x 11") pages of fashion figure templates to help you create sketches of your styles in proper proportion, and depicting subtle movement.


The sketchbook is also available with Plus Size figure templates, and in both full size (8 1/2" x 11") and purse size (5 1/2" x 8 1/2"). 

$9.97 USD plus shipping



Pattern Making Tools

Woman drafting a pattern using pattern tools

There are a variety of tools you can use in drafting your patterns. 

The tools you need are simple - pencil, paper, and a couple of rulers (grid and hip curve).

But there are dozens of other tools that will help in your drafting and design.   They're not essential, but if you have the interest and resources, they'll come in handy. 

I have descriptions and links for more information in the drafting tools section. 





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